A load cell controller is a device used in conjunction with a load cell to convert the electrical signals from the load cell to readable real-world values. A load cell can measure physical values such as load, torque, weight, pressure or strain from a single or multiple load cells.
The load cell has an excitation circuit as well as a measuring circuit. The excitation voltage is fed to the load cell for its best performance. The output from the load cell is then relayed back to the load cell controller where it is processed and stored.
The device can take measurements in real-time using the digital display interface. The features of a load cell controller vary from product to product, where the price is the determining factor. Powerful load cells are capable of communicating with peripheral devices like a computer or a remote display unit. They can also help to store the values on the computer’s storage drive for the technician to review them later.
Most load cell controllers offer many mounting options as they can mount on a desk, wall or panel.
- What is a Load Cell?
- Types of Load Cells
- Selecting a Load Cell
- Installing a Load Cell
- How to Wire a Load Cell?
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